Chasing and setting world records is a target from all Olympians. The 100m races for men and women always take center stage of all competition for athletes in the Olympics.
The 100m World Record For Men is currently held by no other than the legendary Usain Bolt, who recorded a stunning time of 9.58 seconds at the 2009 World Championships.
The sprinters who came close to beating this record are Tyson Gay and Yohan Blake who run 9.69 seconds.
The 100m World Record for Women has been held by Florence Griffith-Joyner who runs 10.49 seconds. The record has stood since 1988.
Meanwhile, it is also important to mention that the Olympics record in this event is held by Jamaican Elaine Thompson-Herah, in a time of 10.61 seconds.